Posted by: greatteachersato | January 27, 2010


I wanted to spread the word out about the J-drama series called “Rookies”. Not only because I worked as the translator for it but because I think it’s one of the best series I’ve ever seen in recent memory. I recently helped out with the movie that pretty much ended the whole series and it was really touching. It’s a show about baseball but don’t be fooled, there’s a lot more to the story than the actual baseball itself. Even if you’re not a fan of baseball, I’m sure you’ll love it like the countless friends and relatives of mine that did as well ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here’s a little synopsis on what it’s about :

Koichi Kawato is the new Japanese Literature teacher at the ill-famed Futakotamagawa high school, whose baseball club is composed of thugs and bullies who have been suspended for a year from all school competitions, for causing a brawl during an official match. The newly appointed teacher finds that the club members left are only interested in women, smoking and doing nothing until, under Kawato’s guidance, they discover their dream of going to the Koshien high school baseball tournament. However, the road to Koshien is far from easy as many obstacles await them.

If you’ve been looking for a little short series and a movie to top it off, you won’t regret watching Rookies ๐Ÿ™‚

I signed up for translating the series because I enjoyed reading the manga a lot when I was younger and ended up loving the live action series itself. The acting is great and every episode will almost leave you with a warm feeling. Please check it out and you won’t regret it ๐Ÿ˜€

You can download the series here :

Or if you want, you can find links to watch them online here :

Baseball is a huge sport in Japan, arguably their number 1 sport. They are currently the world number 1 at it after all! Haha

Baseball = Yakyuu
Bat = Batto
Pitcher = Pichaa
Ball = Tama / Booru
Coach = Kantoku
Player = Senshu

Those are the words for now~ I hope those of you that get a chance to catch the series enjoy it just as much as I did!

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  1. ใ‚ใ‚๏ผใฏใ˜ใ‚ใพใ—ใฆใ€‚ใ“ใฎใƒ‰ใƒฉใƒžใ‚’ใŠ่ฆ‹ใฆใฟใ—ใพใ™ใ€ใ‚ใชใŸใฎใƒฌใƒ“ใƒฅใƒผใŠใ‹ใ’ใงใ€‚่จณ่€…ใงใ—ใŸใ€ใ„ใ„ใงใ™ใญใ€œใ€‚็งใฏๆ—ฅๆœฌ่ชžใฎๅญฆ็”Ÿใงใ€ๅ‹้”ใฎใƒšใƒผใ‚ธใซใ‚ใชใŸใฏใŠๆ›ธใใซใชใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใฎใงใ€ใ“ใฎใƒšใƒผใ‚ธใ‚’ใŠใฟใคใ‘ใ‚‰ใ‚Œใ—ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ๆ—ฅๆœฌ่ชžใ‚’ใชใ‚‰ใ†ใฎใŸใ‚ใฎใ‚ขใƒ‰ใƒใ‚คใ‚นใŒใ‚ใฃใŸใ‚‰ใ€ๆ•™ใˆใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ‘ใพใ›ใ‚“ใ‹ใ€‚่ณชๅ•ใŒๅคšใ„ใใชใฃใฆใ—ใพใฃใฆใ€็”ณใ—่จณใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ›ใ‚“ใ€‚็งใฎๆ—ฅๆœฌ่ชžใ‚‚ใ‚ใพใ‚ŠไธŠๆ‰‹ใŒใŠใ‚ใ‚Šใ—ใพใ›ใ‚“ใ€‚ใŠๅฟ™ใ—ใ„ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใŒใ€ใฉใ†ใžใ‚ˆใ‚ใ—ใใŠ้ก˜ใ„ใ„ใŸใ—ใพใ™ใ€‚

    • ใŠใ€ใฏใ˜ใ‚ใพใ—ใฆ๏ฝžใ€€๏ผพ๏ผพใ€€ๅƒ•ใฎใƒ–ใƒญใ‚ฐใ‚’่ชญใ‚“ใงใใ‚Œใฆใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ•ใ‚“๏ผใ€€ใƒซใƒผใ‚ญใƒผใ‚บใฏๆฅฝใ—ใ„ใ‚ˆ๏ผใ€€็ตถๅฏพใซๆ„Ÿๅ‹•ใ™ใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ€€d(โŒ’oโŒ’)bใ€€ใ‚ขใƒ‰ใƒใ‚คใ‚นใ‹๏ฝžใ€€ใ‚„ใฃใฑๆฏŽๆ—ฅใ‹ใงใใ‚‹ใ ใ‘ๅ‹‰ๅผทใ‚’ใ™ใ‚‹ในใใงใ™ใญใ€‚ใ€€ใ‚ใจๆ—ฅๆœฌ่ชžใฎใƒ†ใƒฌใƒ“ใ‚„ใ€้Ÿณๆฅฝใจใ‹ใ„ใ‚ใ„ใ‚่ชฟในใŸใ‚‰ใ„ใ„ใจใŠใ‚‚ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใ€€ใŒใ‚“ใฐใฃใฆใญ๏ผ

      Thank you for reading my blog! Rookies is a great show, I’m sure you’ll love it ๐Ÿ™‚ As for advice there are many things but I think the best one would be to study it everyday or as often as you can! Also try watching Japanese TV, listen to Japanese music or read some Japanese books. That way you can be around the language and just become more and more familiar with it. Best of luck to you!

      Also your Japanese is great so far, keep it up ๐Ÿ™‚

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